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Father Charlie Chilufya, SJ, on the economy, Africa and justice

Last month in Toronto, F. Chilufya (economist and Director of the Jesuit Conference's Justice and Environmental Network of Africa and Madagascar) gave a conference entitled “Africa: Tax Justice and the Common Good,” organized by Canadian Jesuits International. He denounced the accounting creativity of large firms which are very expensive for Africa, preventing it from having fair access to food and medication. He also underlined that Canada bears its share of the problem and he encouraged Canadians to care about this issue of moral justice. To read more, click here. Or view a video interview by clicking here.

A Webinar with Kim Daniels on Communications and the Crisis in the Church (May 8th)

Responding to the sexual abuse scandal in the Church is a huge challenge. And that’s why the Jesuit Conference's Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion invited Kim Daniels, associate director of Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, to present a Webinar on this subject on May 8th. To register for free, click here.

A reflection on the sense of grief felt by the public in light of the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris (May 6th)

On May 6th, at Saint Joseph Chapel (Regis College, Toronto), five panelists will reflect upon the meaning of the public grieving caused by the recent fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. They will attempt to understand the reaction of loss and worry which mobilized so many people across the world, beyond language, culture and belief. Participants are asked to submit their questions in advance. For more details about this free event, click here.

The Sacrée Belle Soirée d'Humour is back (May 9th)

Do you feel like having a good laugh and making a difference in this world? Jessy Sheehy, Franky, Daniel Grenier, JC Surette and Léa Stréliski will be the guest performers at the Sacrée Belle Soirée d'Humour at the Gesù (Montreal) on May 9th. Profits from this event enable Jesuit humanitarian and community ministries to continue their work with the most vulnerable in society. To purchase your tickets, click here.

Pope's May prayer intention: For the Church in Africa

In his prayer intention for the month of May 2019, Pope Francis calls us to pray that the Church in Africa may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for the continent. It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month. To view the video, click here.





Recent News

December 6, 2019 – Fr. Julien Harvey, SJ, was a great Jesuit intellectual from Quebec. Though he passed away in 1998, his ideas and ways of proceeding — refusing simplification, listening, dialoguing and concrete proposals — have proven to be prophetic.

December 6, 2019 – Since the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has repeatedly come back to the importance of process and discernment in beginning a shift towards change and the transformation of the Church.

November 30, 2019 – We express our solidarity with the women of Fanm Deside in Haiti.

On November 25, in the early afternoon, Fr. Fernand Jutras, SJ passed away at the Richelieu infirmary. He was in his 78th and in religious life for 59 years. From 1971 to 2016, he carried out different ministries and professional activities in Montreal.

November 29, 2019 – On my way to Rome, I was skeptical and critical. I thought to myself: here is another celebration to swell our ego and justify our helplessness. I was comforted by the idea that I would enjoy as a tourist. But I was surprised!

November 29, 2019 – From November 9 to 14, 2019, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Canada team hosted its simulation exercise "A Journey in Exile" three times in three different locations. The exercise is a role-playing experience that puts participants in the shoes of a refugee.

November 21, 2019 – From November 4-8, more than 210 Jesuits and lay people, including experts and activists from 62 countries met to celebrate, review, renew and recommit to the social apostolate of the Society of Jesus. The Jesuits of Canada province was represented by Élisabeth Garant, Ambroise Gabriel, Jenny Cafiso and Anne-Marie Jackson.

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